Invitation to join the BC Community Advisory Board for the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproducti​ve Health Cohort Study

CHIWOS – The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study – is looking for community representatives across British Columbia to join its Provincial Community Advisory Board. The aims of the study are to:

1)      Assess the proportion, distribution and patterns of use and uptake of women-specific HIV/AIDS services, and factors associated with service uptake among HIV-positive women living in Canada

2)      Estimate the effects of women-specific HIV/AIDS services uptake on the sexual and reproductive and mental health outcomes and women’s health outcomes and screening of women living with HIV in Canada

The first Community Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday October 12, 2011 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Harbour Centre. Interested participants who cannot attend in person can attend via conference call.

If you are interested in participating, or would like some more information about the responsibilities of Provincial CAB members or the CHIWOS study as a whole, please contact the Provincial Coordinator: Allison Carter by phone at 604-682-2344 (ext 62544), fax at 604-806-9044, or email at [email protected].